Monday, September 15, 2014
Don't miss Inside Education Tuesday night

Don't miss the next "Inside Education," where you can go inside one of CCSD’s new Turnaround Schools to learn how district leaders hope to raise student achievement. Plus, meet a Hoggard Elementary School student turned author and winner of the National PBS Kids Writers Contest. Then, learn more about online learning and recent honors for the Las Vegas Academy. Pictured are Assistant Chief Student Achievement Officer Dr. Jeff Geihs and Inside Education host Mitch Truswell. Watch Inside...

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Fertitta MS celebrates launch of "Fertitta 15" principles

Victoria Fertitta Middle School students were welcomed with a drumline, red carpet and balloon arch on Sept. 15 when the school kicked off "Fertitta 15," a new set of guiding principles for students. This 5-Star School created a competitive atmosphere for students to follow the new guidelines by establishing four "houses" within the campus, consisting of about 375 students each. The houses are known as Altruisimo, Amistad, Isibindi and Reveur. Principal Lisa Cano Burkhead said the houses...

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Category: schools

Monday, September 15, 2014
Don't miss "Pill Take Back Day" Sept. 20

The CCSD Police Department, in conjunction with the Care Coalition, will sponsor a “Pill Take Back Day” event on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This community event will take place at Greenspun Junior High School, located at 140 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson. Document shredding will also take place, but the primary focus is to collect expired or unused prescriptions so they can be disposed of in a safe manner, which will also help to keep them out of the hands of... More

Category: general

Monday, September 15, 2014
Check out the Aug. 21 School Matters

A variety of back-to-school topics were covered in the Aug. 21, 2014 edition of School Matters on Vegas PBS. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum, the show featured a panel consisting of Trustee Patrice Tew, Trustee Deanna L. Wright, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Chief Innovation and Productivity Officer Jhone Ebert. Click here to watch the program.

Category: trustees

Monday, September 15, 2014
Grant to help children prepare for kindergarten

United Way of Southern Nevada was awarded a $1,000,000 grant to provide children ages five years and younger an opportunity to attend high-quality preschool programs. Windsong Trust, a private foundation, funded the grant that will provide 250 full-time scholarships for one full year, as well as teacher training and professional development for 135 teachers. “We know quality early childhood education and family engagement are the keys to a successful academic future, and we believe every...

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Trustee Chris Garvey to hold parent meeting Sept. 19

CCSD Trustee Chris Garvey will hold a District B parent meeting Friday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in room 200 of Shadow Ridge High School, 5050 Brent Lane, Las Vegas. Topics will include the seven new Magnet programs and five Select Schools coming in the 2015-2016 school year as well as an update on Infinite Campus. For more information, call the Board Office at (702) 799-1072.

Category: community

Monday, September 15, 2014
Bond Oversight Committee meets Sept. 18

The Board of School Trustees will hold a Bond Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Administrative Center, Room 466, 5100 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.

Category: trustees

Monday, September 15, 2014
Trustees Erin Cranor and Stavan Corbett to hold parent & community meeting 9/17

Area residents are invited to join Trustee Erin E. Cranor and Trustee Stavan Corbett for a District G and District D Parent and Community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas. Spanish interpreters will be present. To take part in a special tour of Vegas PBS, please arrive by 9 a.m.

Category: trustees